Press Releases

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto Meets Mercy College Students

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto meets with students of Mercy College to discuss college accessibility, college courses, financial aid and student assistance as well as the importance of furthering education for their futures.

Assemblyman Benedetto Hosts the Annual Rain Barrel Give-A-Away

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto hosts the annual Rain Barrel Give-a-Away on July 22nd, 2017 in which 100 barrels were given to constituents within the 82nd Assembly district. In this photo constituents Gene Valesio, Assemblyman Benedetto and Jimmy Gehard...

MetroCard Mobile Van Schedule for the Throggs Neck Section of the Bronx Sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto

Bronx, New York – Assemblyman Michael Benedetto announces that the MetroCard Mobile Van will visit the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. The van will be parked at the curb in front of the Assemblyman’s office located at 3602 E. Tremont Avenue,...

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto Sponsors AARP Driver Safety Program

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto will be sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety course each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This course is a CLOSED class with AARP for the constituents of the 82nd District. Space is limited. Registration for...

Benedetto Begins Drive to Bring Back Barnes & Noble

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, as he promised two months ago, is launching an effort to ensure that Barnes & Noble returns to the Bronx and, in particular, to Bay Plaza Mall. “When Barnes & Noble made its decision to leave the Bronx I vowed that...

Analysis: $40 Million That Gov. Cuomo Seeks from MTA Could Add Bus & Rail Service, Reduce Crowding and Waits, and Lessen Pressure on Fares

New York, NY – The Riders Alliance and the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released an analysis today detailing service improvements that could be made if the State Assembly and Senate are successful in blocking Governor Cuomo’s proposed $40 million...

Statement from Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto (82nd AD, Bronx) in Regard to Amending “Football Bill” and New Soccer Bill

Research over the past dozen years has shown that players in pro and college football who have sustained multiple concussions and sub-concussive blows over their playing days are susceptible to lasting brain damage. New studies by researchers at the Virginia...

Assemblyman Benedetto’s Veterans Unemployment Act to be Signed into Law

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto’s (D-82) common sense veterans’ jobs bill, the Veterans Unemployment Act (A.7761) will be signed into law by Governor Cuomo. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing my bill and for helping all of...

Assemblyman Benedetto Works to Improve Government Transparency and Accountability

Assemblyman Benedetto (D-Bronx) announced that the Assembly passed a series of bills that would make government more open, accountable and transparent for New Yorkers. The legislative package marks the ninth annual “Sunshine Week” (March 16-22),...

Assemblyman Benedetto is Happy to Announce MTA Will Receive $40 Million More Than Expected From the State

This year, the MTA will get up to $40 million more in state funds than expected, funds that should be used to improve bus services in Co-op City according to Assemblyman Benedetto. To that end, the Assemblyman has sent out a letter to acting MTA Chairman...

Legislative Commission on Skills Development & Career Education – Budget Update SFY 2012-13

Benedetto Restores State Funding for Senior Services

Bronx – Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto announced today that after a hard fought fight the State Assembly was able to restore full funding for senior citizen programs. “In the June 7 budget extender bill we voted to keep the State government...

Assemblyman Benedetto Introduces Legislation to Protect Student Athletes

Bronx – Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto introduced legislation to protect high school athletes’ against serious injuries caused by concussions. According to the University of Ohio, sports related injuries are the second leading cause of...

Assemblyman Calls on Legislature to Act to Prevent MTA Cuts

Bronx – Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto implored his Assembly and Senate colleagues to take decisive action to avoid MTA service cuts by finding permanent reliable revenue sources for the public authority. In response to the economic recession...

Assemblyman Benedetto Works with Students of I.S. 181 and NGO to Deliver Aid to Haiti

Bronx – Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto working with the students of I.S. 181 assisted in delivering aid to The Yele Haiti Foundation for distribution to victims of the January 24 earthquake. Immediately after the earthquake the students at I.S....

Assemblyman Benedetto: First Stop Bronx, Next Stop Harlem

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (D-Bronx) announced that beginning Sunday, May 7, there will be an MTA Bus Company express bus stop in Harlem – a service Benedetto has long fought to bring to his constituents. Until now, commuters had been forced to...